|SPORTS UPDATE 12/27/12|
College Basketball: He played at Western Kentucky, later coached seven seasons at his alma mater including its only Final Four appearance in 1971 and later was athletics director. This evening, John Oscar Oldham will be honored as the floor in EA Diddle Arena will be named John Oldham court as WKU meets Florida International, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show this evening at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky is back in action next at Louisville, who will have Gorugi Dieng in the lineup Saturday afternoon. Pre game coverage from the Yum Center begins at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
There’s one top 25 game tonight as 8th ranked Cincinnati meets New Mexico.
College Football: The bowl season continues with three games on tap today. The Military Bowl in Washington, DC has Bowling Green meeting San Jose State this afternoon, with Cincinnati going against Duke in the Belk Bowl early this evening from Charlotte, NC and the late game in San Diego has Baylor meeting UCLA in the Holiday Bowl.
Former Fort Campbell standout Antonio Andrews came up 90 yards short in his quest of breaking Barry Sanders’ single season all purpose yards mark last night. The Western Kentucky running back/kick returner had 119 rushing yards and 184 all purpose yards in the Hilltoppers 24-21 loss to Central Michigan in the Little Caesar’s Bowl in Detroit. WKU finished the season 7-6.
High School Sports: West Kentucky Star.com reports the McCracken County Public Schools recently announced a partnership with The Orthapedic Institute of Western Kentucky to name the fall, spring and indoor field houses at the new McCracken County High School and to provide an athletic training program at the new school. The 10 year agreement is worth $410,000. Another report indicates the search is on for a business to have the naming rights to the school’s new football stadium.
High School Basketball: Boys games include University Heights playing an Australian travel team at the FSNB Classic in Russellville. Girls’ action includes Hopkinsville meeting Todd Central and Mayfield at the Murray Bank Tiger Classic, where University Heights plays Henry County, TN and Apollo. Christian County plays Owensboro Catholic at the Re/Max Holiday Classic in Owensboro.
Christian County’s boys are in action tomorrow at the Bardstown Christmas Classic, meeting Fern Creek at 3 pm and Valley at 7 pm. Coverage of those games begin 2:45 and 6:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and online at whopam.com.